"Do not store up for yourself treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasure in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." - Matthew 6
Are you interested in voluntary work?
Do you have a desire to work with the most vulnerable in society?
Do you wish to put your faith into practice?
Lots of students are interested in getting involved in voluntary work and make a difference but often don't know how to start or where to go. If that sounds a bit like you, then we would like to talk to you! We can help you to make contact with local organisations and accompany you to the placement so you do not have to go alone the first time you make a visit. We can help you with the application process and make sure that you get the most from your time. We will also enable you to discuss any issues which arise from the placement to make sure that it is a fulfilling and enriching experience.
The Missionaries of Charity in Liverpool offer hospitality to the homeless community. Volunteers assist the work of the Missionaries of Charity in giving out food. After the clients finish their food they often have another cup of tea and a cake and then start to disperse. The volunteers then wash up the dishes, sweep and mop the floor and clean the tables. Some volunteers go around the dining-room and pour out tea for people. On occasion a client may be drunk and become somewhat agitated; on these occasions the nuns step in and sort out the situation. Whilst it can be quite daunting going into the Missionaries of Charity ‘soup-kitchen’ at first, volunteers often say they become more confident as the weeks go on, and look forward to returning week after week. For more information please contact Marie-Therese Lacey.
Beechley Stables is a horse-riding school located in nearby Calderstones Park. It specialises in offering horse-riding lessons for children with physical and mental impairments. Volunteers would assist in the general upkeep of the stables and caring for the horses. No previous experience of working with horses or those with physical or mental disabilities is required. If you would like to find out more you can contact Becca Phillips.
Liverpool Hope is a Fairtrade University, that means we try to think of where the products we buy come from, especially those sourced from Developing countries, and ensure that the farmers get a fair deal. The Fairtrade society organises events on and around campus to raise awareness about the benefits that shopping responsibly has on farmer's lives all over the world. If you are interested in raising awareness of these issues or just want to know more get in touch with either Marie-Therese or Gareth Banton.
Global Hope is the University`s international education charity. It gives students and staff an opportunity to act as global citizens by engaging with issues of social justice and participating in projects in countries as diverse as India, Malawi, Sri Lanka, Uganda and Brazil. For more information please visit the Global Hope page.
The Liverpool Hope Service and Leadership Award is offered as an extra-curricular programme involving service-based experiences, development of leadership potential and equipping you for a career in a rapidly changing world. It is for those who particularly want to make a difference in this world, to be involved in the development of a moral and ethical society and to gain an understanding of social justice. The award runs alongside your degree. For more information visit the SALA page.